Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Filtering the filters, part of Photoshop CS5: Smart Objects.
Here's our space in which with the crew members beaming down to the planet, …thanks to Smart Filter. In this lesson, we'll do something little unusual. …We'll see how we can apply a filter not to the layer itself but to the mask which …hides the Filter effect. So, here's our Smart Object and if we …click on the Mask, we can see the foreground and background colors set to …white and black, the two colors we used to paint on a mask and let's Zoom in a little. …What we're going to do here is to apply a filter to this mask to roughen it and to …produce a more random beaming effect, and we're going to use the Ocean Ripple filter.…
We do this by going to Filter > Distort > and Ocean Ripple. …Now, because we're working on the Layer Mask, we're not going to see the layer …itself so we have to guess at what we're going to get. …We could try increasing the ripple size and increasing the magnitude, so we get a …very strong version of the effect, and we can see how that looks. …Let's click OK. Well, there's the effect. …
- Editing Smart Objects
- Working with multiple layers
- Using Smart Filters
- Replacing contents
- Using multiple Smart Objects
- Creating flexible cover shots
- Complex distortion
- Working with Camera Raw
- Working with movies and Illustrator files
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French4h 38m Intermediate
1. Introduction to Smart Objects
2. Smart Filters
3. Replacing Contents
4. Multiple Smart Objects
5. Flexible Cover Shots
6. Complex Distortion
7. Working with Camera Raw
8. Smart Objects in the Workflow
9. Taking Smart Objects Further
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